Justin Elicker won big in New Haven over Toni Harp, but voters were kinder to incumbents in Hartford and Bridgeport.
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra ruled out an independent campaign Tuesday and endorsed Luke Bronin, winner of last week’s Democratic primary. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, finding himself knocked off the ballot, vowed to fight on in court.
Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch’s plan to continue as a minor party candidate after losing last week’s Democratic primary to former Mayor Joseph P. Ganim has come undone, a spokesman for the secretary of the state’s office said Monday.
With an appeal for Democratic unity in Hartford, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy followed a time-honored script Thursday for things to say and do after a primary. He celebrated Luke Bronin’s capture of the mayoral nomination and praised the loser, Mayor Pedro Segarra. Joe Ganim’s win in Bridgeport was another matter.
Democrats decided it was a night for change in mayoral primaries in Hartford and Bridgeport, endorsing newcomer Luke Bronin in Hartford and Joe Ganim, the former mayor and felon, in Bridgeport, where Mayor Bill Finch pledged to continue his campaign as a third-party candidate.
BRIDGEPORT – It’s the question of Connecticut’s primary season: Can Joseph P. Ganim, a dozen years after his mayoralty here was unmasked as a racketeering conspiracy to shake down city contractors, regain the office he so memorably disgraced?